Seed Library

A partnership between LifeCycles and the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Victoria Seed Library is a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and steward a regionally adapted seed collection. Together we are working to keep seeds in the public domain and support food security and biodiversity.

Seed Swaps

To sign seeds out from our collection you must be a member. Membership is free, and simply requires attendance at a Member Orientation. Anyone can give seeds to the seed library!

In 2019 we will be hosting seed swaps at the downtown library (Central Branch) from 10:00-1:00 every Saturday from February 23 to May 11.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR 2019 SEED CATALOGUE

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROJECT

Urban Learning Garden

In 2018 LifeCycles embarked upon a partnership with the fine folks at Food Eco District to build a unique urban learning garden in the central courtyard of Victoria’s downtown public library. We’ll be working on expanding this garden through 2020.

Get Involved

The Seed Library is managed by a volunteer steering committee and all seed swaps are run by volunteers. Please CLICK HERE to register to volunteer.

Do you want to start a Seed Library in your community? We support the creation of new Seed Libraries in BC. For more information on seed saving and starting you own Seed Library follow the link below.